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Grand Canyon Celebrates Summer by Waiving Fees

On Tuesday, June 21, Grand Canyon National Park will be
joining national park units around the country in welcoming summer with a
fee-free day.  The National Park Service will be waiving entrance fees on
June 21, 2011.

Visitors who arrive on Tuesday, the 21st will be allowed to enter the park
free of charge.  Those who plan to spend time in the park beyond the 21st
will need to pay the regular entrance fee for the remainder of their stay.

“The longest day of the year is the perfect time to take a short trip.
Celebrate an extended Father’s Day with Dad, the start of summer break with
the kids, or a job well done with your favorite graduate,” said National
Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis of the June fee-free day.

Acting Superintendent Barclay Trimble encourages park visitors to think
beyond the “day.”  “As it happens, this fee-free day is happening during
the week of the Grand Canyon Star Party.  So, I hope visitors will be
thinking about more than just the daytime activities when they are
contemplating their plans for this fee-free day.”

Park visitors are reminded that the fee-free designation applies to
entrance fees only and does not affect fees for camping, reservations,
tours, or use of concessions.  Park entrance stations will have Interagency
Senior and Annual Passes available for those who wish to purchase them.

Additional fee-free days in 2011 will be National Public Lands Day
(September 24) and Veteran’s Day weekend (November 11 – 13.)

For more on what there is to see and do in Grand Canyon National Park,
please visit the park’s web site at www.nps.gov/grca.
-NPS-

SHANNAN D. MARCAK
Public Affairs Specialist
Grand Canyon National Park
(928)638-7958
Shannan_Marcak@nps.gov

Did you know … that the oldest human artifacts found in Grand Canyon
National Park date to the Paleo-Indian period and are nearly 12,000 years
old !?

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